Col de la Pierre St Martin

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Col de la Pierre Saint-Martin
Col de la Pierre Saint-Martin7.jpg
Elevation 1,760 m (5,774 ft)
Traversed by D132/NA1370
Location Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France
Navarra, Spain
Range Pyrenees
Coordinates 42°58′13″N 0°45′57″W / 42.97028°N 0.76583°W / 42.97028; -0.76583Coordinates: 42°58′13″N 0°45′57″W / 42.97028°N 0.76583°W / 42.97028; -0.76583
Col de la Pierre Saint-Martin is located in Iberia
Col de la Pierre Saint-Martin
Col de la Pierre Saint-Martin
Location of Col de la Pierre Saint-Martin


Col de la Pierre Saint-Martin (el. 1760 m.) is a mountain pass on the France-Spain border in the western Pyrenees in the department of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (France) and Navarra (Spain). The climb from the Spanish side was used in the 2007 Tour de France.

Close to the summit of the pass, there is the ski station of Arette-Pierre-Saint-Martin.

Details of the climb[edit]

The southern side of the climb, starting from Isaba (Navarra, Spain) is 27 km long at an average of 3.6% (height gain - 966 m). The final stages of the climb start at Larra Belagua (1026m.) with 14 km at 5.2%, with a maximum of 7.4%

The pass is situated south east of Oloron-Sainte-Marie. Starting from Arette (north east), the climb is 25.8 km long gaining 1466 m. (an average of 5.7%). En route, the climb passes over the Col de Labays (1351m.), the Pas de Guilhers (1436 m.) and the Col du Soudet (1540 m.).

Tour de France[edit]

The climb from the south featured in 2007 in the Tour de France for the first time on the 218.5 km stage 16 from Orthez to Gourette-Col d'Aubisque.

Appearances in Tour de France[edit]

Year Stage Category Start Finish Leader at the summit
2007 16 1 Orthez Gourette-col d'Aubisque Mauricio Soler

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